May 16, 2011

something special.

Yesterday Radley and I became my niece's godparents.

The term godparent means different things for different people, but to me it simply means being there. Serving as a mentor. Listening and guiding, in turn, as each becomes necessary. It means bearing witness to her life, investing in her spirit. Of course, as her aunt, I would have done all of this anyways--but being her godmother, well, that just adds something special. Something really, wonderfully special.

And, okay, I'd be lying if I said the idea of a "fairy" godmother hadn't also crossed my mind. Because no, I probably won't be waving a wand around to make miracles happen. (I wish.) But even so, I can do my best to bring magic--or something quite like it--into this beautiful little girl's life.

15 comments:

sherri lynn said... [Reply to comment]

What a beautiful little girl! Fairy godmother also crosses my mind when I heard godmother :)

Ana* said... [Reply to comment]

beautiful photo, you two have a very nice glow

jackiek said... [Reply to comment]

congratulations! what a gorgeous photo!

Rissy said... [Reply to comment]

aww that is such an honor, and I really think it seems like you deserve it.

precious picture!

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Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations!!! Such an honor. xo.

Danielle said... [Reply to comment]

congrats! that is a beautiful photo! what a cute little girl :)

nadiine said... [Reply to comment]

you two are a gorgeous couple :) congrats

Kristina said... [Reply to comment]

She is BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations! What an honor!

Rachael said... [Reply to comment]

Cute picture!
What an honor! That's such a great thing :) And a cute little girl too.

becky said... [Reply to comment]

It's always so reassuring to me that people still have these traditional values---and what an absolute honor it will be for you to watch, advise and love this little girl as she grows. Beautiful photo of the three of you---absolutely STUNNING. x

Anna said... [Reply to comment]

well this is hands down perfection-- seriously. adorable!
xo

Becky said... [Reply to comment]

What a special beautiful thing to be a godmother - and what an adorable picture! :)

The Many Colours of Happiness said... [Reply to comment]

What a gorgeous photo! you'll make a wonderful fairy godmother :)

Abi P. said... [Reply to comment]

Aww! So beautiful.
congrats!!

ChinkyGirLMeL said... [Reply to comment]

awwww well that little angel is so lucky to have such lovely godparents. I'm a godparent too, it is such a blessing to be part of a little child's life.Great photo